What's happening in Senate House
Changes in Campus Heart - we've been busy this summer
We’re building a new food court, Bristol SU café/bar and a new information point in the centre of campus. To get your new Student Hub up and running as soon as possible, the building will be open while the work continues on the lower floors.
The Bristol SU Living Room and study seats will be available on L4 and the PGR Hub is on L2. The information point, the Student Visa Office and the Income Office and Credit Control have moved to 5 Tyndall Avenue. Please bear with us while we create this exciting new space at the heart of our community.
We'll post regular updates on our newsfeed too, and aim to keep you informed about what’s happening when.
What's happened to student services
As the building is being transformed, Senate House will reopen Monday 23 September 2019.
Will Senate House stay open during building work?
We are taking a staged approach to refurbishment, so building work will take place whilst Senate House is in use, to bring it online as a student support and social hub as early possible.
After a short closure of the building over the Summer, the building's upper floors will reopen Monday 23 September 2019, and will remain open throughout the building work.
Will teaching take place during the building work?
Due to space constraints, some classes will be timetabled into Senate House during construction.
What about the noise? Will we still be able to work in the building?
The most disruptive work has taken place over Summer 2019 when people are away, but the staged refurbishment means there will be noise and disruption day to day whilst the building is still in use, following its reopening on Monday 23 September.
At every stage we will keep you informed about noise and disruption, so you'll know what’s happening when and where.
What will happen to the study spaces in Senate House?
Alternative study space is open all summer in the Hawthorns study centre. Study seats will re-open on L4 Senate House from Monday 23 September 2019.
What will be in Senate House when the work is finished?
In 2020, Senate House will bring together new student social and support services;
- A large food court with seating for over 300 people will be open to everyone in our community, offering a wide range of food choices throughout the day
- A new SU café / bar will provide another great place to meet and relax
- A new Student Information Service will offer help, wellbeing and student support
- All alongside the popular Bristol SU Living Room and the Postgraduate Research Hub.
Woodland Road, pavement closure - until Summer 2020
To maximise pedestrian safety as traffic moves onto and offsite, and to avoid removing trees and part of the hedgerow, a section of pavement on Woodland Road (in front of the courtyard) closed in tandem with the St Michael’s Park road closure - the closures will remain until Summer 2020.
A traffic light-controlled crossing provides a safe route for pedestrians to cross Woodland Road and use the pavement adjacent to the Hawthorns. The existing zebra crossing at the Woodland Road / Elton Road / Tyndall Avenue junction will stay open throughout.
Temporary closure of St Michael’s Park
Work has started in Senate House to build the new two-storey food court. To maximise safety and minimise the impact of the Senate House construction work and site traffic on Woodland Road, the end of St Michael’s Park has closed to vehicles from the rear of Senate House to Woodland Road.
This section of the road will remain closed until the build is complete, next Summer 2020.
Vehicles can still use the road as far as Senate House and can access Osborne Villas and the University Day Nursery via St Michael’s Hill. Pedestrians will have full access.
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How long will the road be closed?
We anticipate the road will need to be closed until Summer 2020.
How will parking be affected?
Six public parking bays within the road closure zone will be suspended.
How will I access Osbourne Villas and the University Day nursery?
Vehicles will be able to use the road as far as Senate House and so residents of Osborne Villas and staff and parents using the University Day nursery will still have access to St Michael’s Park via St Michael’s Hill.
What are you going to do to reduce traffic congestion at key times ie as parents pick up / drop off at the nursery?
We anticipate that the number of vehicles using the road will reduce, as it will no longer be used as a cut through. Parents dropping off/ picking up children from the nursery can continue as usual.
Where can cars park and turn around? Will cars use Osbourne Villa as a turning circle?
Cars can park in the street as normal. Vehicles will be able to use the road as far as Senate House and can turn around within the road, at the junction of Osborne Villas and in the car park entrance to the Indoor Sports Centre.
How will deliveries be made to the sports centre?
Deliveries will take place as normal.
Where can I find out more?
At every stage we will try to keep you informed about noise and disruption, so you know what’s happening when and where.
Regular updates will be posted on the newsfeed, in and around Senate House and via Faculties, Schools and on channels like the Portal and on the Your Bristol blog.
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